In the small commune of Bué, just outside of Sancerre, François Crochet and his wife farm 25 acres of prime vineyards that boast all three of the main Sancerre soil type: chalk, flint, and gravelly marl. Domaine Crochet is a small, family run producer with a respect for the best of traditional methods such as hand picking and selection at harvest. François Crochet, son of Robert and Marie-Solange took over the estate in 1988
François Crochet’s single-vineyard cru, Sancerre “Les Amoureuses” is called that because the vines grow on soils that have heavier clay content than his other parcels. “The one in love” is a reference to the clay in the vineyard sticking to the boots.
Les Amoureuses is the most hedonistic of Francois’s wine, it has the most grit, texture and power. This is mostly attributed to the density of the clay.
Candied fruit nose that expresses the perfect ripeness of the grapes when picked. Rich in the palate due to its maturing on the lees. (3000 bottles produced)
Francois Crochet Sancerre Les Amoureuses 2017